A 08-night journey to India’s most popular tourist circuit will bring you one step closer to exploring India. For first timers, this tour has time and again proved to be the best choice. This tour includes the history & modern life of Delhi, Jaipur’s culture and heritage & Agra’s majestic Taj Mahal and Rishikesh – the name comes from Lord Hrishikesha, Lord of Senses. This is the land for spiritual seekers and Yoga enthusiasts. Rishikesh has grown into the World’s Yoga Capital. The spiritual importance of the destination is derived from the holy Ganges River, lush forest cover, and the sadhus who stay back in Rishikesh to attain enlightenment or practice meditation.
Arrive at New Delhi’s ‘IGI International Airport’. Meet with our company representative, warm welcome with fresh flower garlands & then transfer to hotel in your private car.
On arrival, check-in. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Delhi.
Start the tour with visit to a Sikh Temple ‘Bangla Sahib’ & then drive past major govt buildings such as Presidents Palace, Parliament House, India Gate circle. Later stop at Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Temple.
Continuing with the tour visit Humayun’s Tomb – The tomb that inspired Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple (exterior photography stop only) & then visit a local co-operative society showcasing Kashmiri Arts & Crafts. Late afternoon, visit Qutub Minar – tallest stone minaret in India.
Transfer to your hotel at the end of the tour & overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Old Delhi’s tour before leaving for Agra.
Start the tour by visiting memorial of Mahatma Gandhi ‘Raj Ghat’ & then visit Jama Masjid (one of India’s biggest mosque). A rickshaw-ride through the narrowest lanes of Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi) will entice you, surprise you & might intimidate you, but for sure, these chaotic streets will give you an experience of a lifetime.
Cruise on your rickshaw through many small lanes, such as silver market, book market, wedding market etc. Your rickshaw will come at a halt in ‘Khari Baoli’ – spice market, and then have a walk around in the area. Return to your vehicle by rickshaw-ride & then drive past the majestic Red Fort- where Indian PM unfurls the flag every 15th August (Independence Day) & addresses the nation.
End the tour around mid-afternoon and then drive to Agra (200kms,4 hours). On arrival check-in & overnight in hotel.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal a UNESCO world heritage site constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal that has left tourist spellbound by its beauty for years. Then return to the hotel for your breakfast.
Post breakfast head for the sightseeing for Agra covering places like Agra Fort an exemplary example of Mughal architecture, Itimad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb (also knows as baby Taj) and Marble workshop, a place to witness the unusual Marble Inlay work done on Taj Mahal.
Post sightseeing drive to Fatehpur Sikri(50kms,1-1.5 hours), best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. And said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Highly popular amongst them is Buland Darwaza, which is titled as the largest gateway in the world.
Continue your drive toward Jaipur(200kms,4-4.5 hours). On arrival, check-in & overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur
We start with Amber Fort. Jeep ride uphill & downhill at the fort. Nostalgic Amber Fort, near Jaipur in Rajasthan, is one of the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. During downhill, visit a very heritage structure – Panna-Meena ka kund, which is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides and a room on the northern wall.
We will make our way back to the city, en-route we will stop at Jal Mahal, Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. Short stops at the Jewel & Carpet Workshops in Jaipur are must to witness how the local artisans create marvels from raw materials.
Later in the second half of the day, visit Jantar Mantar, a large grassy enclosure containing eighteen huge stone astronomical measuring devices constructed between 1728 and 1734. City Palace, originally built by Jai Singh in the 1720s and having lost none of its original pomp and splendour. Before you start exploring the local markets, stop for photography at the one world’s most famous façade Hawa Mahal.
Post your exploration in the local market. Return to hotel & overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Delhi. (300kms,5-6 hours)
On arrival in Delhi, check-in to hotel & then free for leisure time or optional tours.
Start your day with a tasty breakfast with full excitement and fun, later checkout from hotel and drive to Rishikesh – the world capital of Yoga (240Kms/5-6 hours). (optionally you can also take a train till Haridwar or flight till Dehradun)
Upon arrival check-in at your pre booked hotel
In the evening attend the Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan (the beautiful ceremony in which dias (oil lamps) are offered).
Return to hotel and enjoy your comfortable stay.
Yoga session in your hotel in the morning.
Breakfast at your hotel & then proceed for tour.
This day you will see the Lakshman Jhula- an iron suspension bridge over holy river Ganga, Neelkantha Mahadev Temple-dedicated to Nilkanth, an aspect of Shiva, Beatles Ashram- named such is because of the Beatles who met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Spiritual Guru and the founder of the Ashram), Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple also attend the evening Aarti at the Har – Ki – Pauri.
Return to the hotel after sightseeing and stay overnight.
After the breakfast, it is time to return. Now drive back to Delhi with the fully content of the trip.
Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to airport to board the flight to back home with lovely memories in your heart.